Not a destination

When we take a trip, it's usually to a specific destination to see something specific. And I would take a lot of pictures and edit them nicely--crop the car mirror out or straighten or lighten so you can see it better--and then tell you about where we went.

This weekend was different. Hubby found us a great place to stay in Waipukurau, a few hours from the house and we didn't do anything but enjoy the ride and see what spontaneous turns we could find. Of course, he always has a trick or two up his sleeve to show me along the way, he's good like that.

After 15  years, getting anywhere means seeing scenery for the umpteenth time for the first couple of hours in any direction and I already have lots of photos of it all, so I usually don't take many photos the first hour or so. But I decided to share it ALL with you this time around, car parts and all so you can see what the trip is about instead of just the destination. It will be over the next few posts.

major intersection ahead
and here it is!!

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kiwikid said...

Wonderful photos of your trip.

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for taking us along on your driving adventure. You captured some great landscapes, and I love the last two shots of the carvings. What fun.

kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you for sharing these Betty - Wairarapa is one part of the country I have not been to. Love the way you captured the windmills popping up seemingly out of the roadside.

Heidi R. said...

I discovered a very special recording:
The upper cloud layer is light, followed by slightly darker clouds and a layer of haze or fog can be seen in front of the mountains. I think that's a great, unusual view of the sky! The other photos show a marbled sky, which I also like very much.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That village looks like fun... lots of character. On a couple photos, it looks like you are going to drive right into the wind turbine!

Lea said...

I enjoyed "traveling" with you!
Have a wonderful day!

Jill said...

I enjoy all the pics but love the windmill ones especially - I seem to have quite an obsession with windmills!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice photos from your trip. Your countryside looks not so different from what we have in Oklahoma. Your small towns seem a lot more dynamic than here. Walmart decimated the main streets in small town Oklahoma.